Flora Blue – Original framed Oil Painting By Dionisa Joseph Mattem. Image size 20 x 20 cm Framed size 27 x 27cmI paint because the subject inspires me to. Painting brings joy and calmness to my life. I grew up in Kerala (India) and I am an Information Architecture consultant by profession. I have always been interested in drawing & painting, but never really got a chance to pursue it until a few years ago. In 2015, I bought a book on drawing to pass time on my long daily train commute to work. Since then I’ve been completely hooked. I mainly paint from life and my favourite subjects are flowers. I love painting flowers in little pots & jars with the soft north light illuminating them. I also enjoy the challenge and the immediacy of plein air painting when time & weather permits. I exhibited with the Society for Women Artists in 2019 in the Mall Galleries.